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Brunch & Learn—Leveraging Your LMS Data to Simultaneously Support Student Learning Outcomes Assessment & Skills-Based Learning

2021 Learning Impact Conference


Dr. Chadia Abras

Director of Institutional Assessment

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Christopher Davis

Vice President of Academic Services and Quality

University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Lisa Brown

Assistant Director of Academic Applications

University of Rochester

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships


October 5, 2021 @ 1:00 PM 2:00 PM EDT


Across the country, higher ed leaders are keenly focused on gathering improvement data to quantify student learning and key performance indicators of effectiveness (e.g. retention, progression, graduation, employability). These leaders gravitate toward practical solutions to support their institutional effectiveness reporting. In doing so, they don’t want to reinvent the wheel, rather access data that is already available in their Learning Management System. Learn how academic leaders are empowering their faculty with more meaningful data from LMS direct assessment activities using AEFIS integrated solutions. Success stories highlight the advantage of interoperability standards to enable automaticity of assignment data to AEFIS end to end solution for flexible curriculum alignment, robust assessment collections and reporting, and Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR).

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Discover the possibilities of LMS direct assessment integration using interoperability standards and solutions
2. Determine timelines and resources for expanding your assessment process to include LMS integrated assessments into AEFIS
3. Identify the advantages of the faculty-led assessment using LMS integrations and seamless collection of data for continuous improvement efforts.
4. Apply best practices in implementing LMS integration to enable robust assessment collections and CLR at your institution


Dr. Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University

Chadia Abras, Ph.D. joined the Provost’s Office in July 2019 as Johns Hopkins University’s inaugural Director of Institutional Assessment.  In this role, Dr. Abras collaborates with a variety of institutional stakeholders to support quality student learning by assisting academic programs in developing and refining assessment plans, meeting the goals of defined learning outcomes, and encouraging a culture of learner-centered education.  She plays a key role in ensuring ongoing compliance with standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education by promoting institutional effectiveness and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.  Dr. Abras will lead implementation of the University’s first shared Assessment Management System (AMS) as her first major project.  She will also serve as the lead for the SMS users group and a key contributor to the University Council for Learning Assessment. 

Dr. Christopher Davis, Vice President of Academic Services and Quality, University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Chris Davis serves as Vice President of Academic Services and Quality at the University of Maryland Global Campus. In over two decades in higher education he has served in a variety of leadership and faculty roles at multiple universities in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. He started his career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Baker College in Michigan in 1997. He joined the faculty at Baker full-time a year later and moved into administration first as a Dean and then as system Director for Effective Teaching and Learning and later becoming Director of Assessment. In 2008, he joined National Louis University in Chicago at Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. Joining Colorado Technical University in 2011, he served as Vice Provost with responsibility for online faculty and later supervised doctoral programs. He became Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Western International University in 2014, and later became Provost, and then President during the teach-out of the university until it closed March 1, 2019. Dr. Davis served as a Higher Learning Commission peer reviewer for 15 years and has been a Middle States Commission for Higher Education reviewer since 2020.

Dr. Lisa Brown, Assistant Director of Academic Applications, University of Rochester

Experienced Assistant Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Educational Technology, Management, Teaching and Learning, and Communications. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Education (EdD) focused in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from University of Rochester.

Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Academic Partnerships at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years experience in higher education teaching, curriculum design, assessment and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where she designed the real-time assessment process for the newly implemented competency-driven doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as Director of Assessment and Strategic Partnerships at the College of Education. Here she redesigned their assessment process and managed over a million dollars in grants. Suzanne has led successful self-studies and re-accreditation efforts for the doctor of pharmacy and teacher and leader education programs. She is a proud member of the team who successfully received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2019 Award for Excellence in Assessment. Suzanne was invited to present her research and development of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to IMS Global at the 2018 Learning Analytics Summit, 2019 IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit and was a finalist for Learning Impact Awards at the Leadership Institute in May 2019. She received the USciences 2018 Founder’s Day Award for Innovation and has presented at AALHE (2018, 2019, 2020), Drexel Assessment Conference (2018, 2019, 2020), IUPUI (2018, 2019, 2020), AACP (2019) as well as regional assessment conferences, and the Competency-Based Education Network (2019, 2020).

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